Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater on 1984-10-28
Cold Rain & Snow-> My Brother Esau-> Althea-> CC Rider, Bird Song, Looks Like Rain-> Deal
Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Berkeley Community TheaterLocation Berkeley, CASource Unknown Mics -> Cassette Master (Sony D5/Dolby B/TDK MA-R90)Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC/16Taped by Joani Walker and Paul ScottonTransferred by Charlie Miller
-- Encore moved to end of Set 1 to fit show onto 2 discs
-- Encore can be re-joined with set 2 seamlessly
-- Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
December 21, 2016
One could argue that you cannot give any sound board recording a 5 star rating because boards do not capture the ambience of the venue. We are spoiled by the archive. In the day, finding a board was a rare circumstance. The Walker-Scotton tapes are almost always impeccable and much closer to what you would have heard if you had been there than any board.
Of course, I never give ratings...who am I to judge? I just take it as it was offered and move on to the next show.
February 27, 2014
Better than the board
I am hard pressed to give any audience capture 5 stars. One, because the moniker of 5 stars is gratuitously abused, and secondly tapers can not control the their surroundings. One careless crowd member can ruin a beautiful recording.
This recording has everything, depth, clarity, realism. I rate it a 4.99998
Also, the tracking is incorrect. Set II should read, T11 Playin' -> Playin' reprise Jam -> t12 China Doll -> Drums